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Girl Scout Troop 8548 is working on its Bronze Award. Their project includes making and collecting blankets for veterans at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna.  Photo provided.
Girl Scout Troop 8548 is working on its Bronze Award. Their project includes making and collecting blankets for veterans at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. The troop voices appreciation to Sue Ann Zimmerman, Debbie Johnston and her daughter Maggie, Jane Nimmo and Cindy Allen for helping the...
The Anna Fire Department responded to three calls during the period from Tuesday, Dec. 13, through late Saturday, Dec. 17. No injuries were reported in the aftermath of the fires. The Anna Fire Department was assisted by other area departments on each of the calls. A fire was reported at 6:10 p.m....
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission recently announced the names of Illinois high school students who have been named 2017-18 State Scholars for their outstanding academic achievement.  Union County students who have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars are named below by their high...
An architect’s drawing details plans for some of  the improvements which are planned at the Anna City Park.
A major improvement project is planned during 2017 at the Anna City Park in Anna. The project was on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, at Anna City Hall. The long-awaited improvements include construction of a concession/...
A Union County man was taken into custody last week in connection with an investigation into three reported armed robberies which had been committed in Anna. The arrest of the suspect was reported in a message which was posted at 8:53 p.m. on Nov. 29 on the Anna Police Department’s Facebook page....
A scene from Las Posadas at the Anna Arts Center on Sunday, Nov. 20.
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center in Anna hosted a Las Posadas celebration on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 20. The celebration recalled the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. Cast members in the program included Caroline Hansen, Jadden Brimm, Tess Brummer,...
The PAST organization of Union County plans to host the annual Carols at Candlelight from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the historic St. Anne’s Church in Anna.  The church is located along South Main Street in Anna. Parking will be available at the nearby Stinson Memorial Library, which is...
Rachel Kaufman, Jet Newman and Easton Kaufman visited with Santa Claus while he was at Anna-Jonesboro National Bank.
The annual Christmas in Downtown Anna celebration held on Saturday, Nov. 26, featured many special activities. Nov. 26 was also Small Business Saturday. Activities included craft shows, a 5K run/walk, music, shopping, visits from Santa and more. Photos by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
A Union County holiday season tradition which is designed to help those in need is continuing this year. The Union County Alliance of Churches again is sponsoring a bell-ringing campaign which helps to raise funds for local families. “Even though the economic recovery in Southern Illinois seems to...
The PAST organization of Union County is planning to host the annual Carols at Candlelight holiday season event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the historic St. Anne’s Church in Anna.  The church is located along South Main Street in Anna. Parking will be available at the nearby Stinson...

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